TZD Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award was established to recognize students who display leadership and excellence in increasing traffic safety awareness. Recipients have demonstrated creativity, vision, leadership, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to successfully motivate and influence their peers in efforts to move toward zero deaths on Minnesota roads. This award is not necessarily given each year.

2021 Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 award are now closed.

Winners will be notified the week of August 23, 2021, and the award will be presented at the 2021 TZD conference.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominees must be individuals or teams of individuals. Organizations cannot be nominated.
  • Nominees must be from the state of Minnesota.
  • You may submit more than one nomination.
  • Nominations should be based on work on a specific action or initiative.


View a list of previous recipients of the Emerging Leader Award.

More Information

With questions about the award, please contact Linda Dolan at or 612-625-4533.